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Meatless Mondays Student Essay Contest

Tell us why you love Meatless Mondays!

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Enter the Meatless Mondays student essay contest! Michelle Riley/The HSUS

Since 2003, the Meatless Monday movement has swept the nation with nearly 2,500 schools and hospitals participating, and a host of environmental leaders, public health officials, animal protection organizations, food industry titans, and celebrities endorsing it. Now it’s your chance to share with the world why you love Meatless Monday!

About the Contest

All students who are 13 years of age or older and enrolled in high school (grades 9-12), a two-year or four-year college, or a post-secondary trade or vocational school are invited to submit a persuasive, 500-800-word essay detailing the ways Meatless Monday benefits people, animals, and the environment.  Essays should be written in English. While it’s not required, we strongly encourage you to also submit your essay as a guest opinion-editorial to your school’s newspaper or your local newspaper.

The winning essays will be chosen by a panel of three judges: Rory Freedman, author of New York Times bestseller "Skinny Bitch", VegNews’ Elizabeth Castoria; and HSUS farm animal protection department staffer Kristie Middleton. Contest winners will receive a print of a MUTTS comic strip signed by creator Patrick McDonnell, a signed copy of "The Bond" by Wayne Pacelle, a HSUS logo t-shirt, and a box of organic chocolates.

How to Enter

Submit your essay, along with your full name, phone number (including area code), age, school’s name, and major (if applicable), by e-mail to FarmAnimals@humanesociety.org. Your entry must be received by 11:59 EST on May 6, 2013.

Please read review the Official Rules before entering the contest.